Satellites for Atmospheric Sciences 2

Meteorology, Climate and Atmospheric Composition

SCIENCES - Space and Earth

Satellites for Atmospheric Sciences 2

Edited by

Thierry Phulpin, Météo-France, Lannion, France.
Didier Renaut, Météo-France, Paris, France.
Hervé Roquet, Météo-France, Lannion, France.
Claude Camy-Peyret, Institut Pierre Simon Laplace, Paris, France.

ISBN : 9781789451412

Publication Date : January 2024

Hardcover 412 pp

165.00 USD



How can atmospheric variables such as temperature, wind, rain and ozone be measured by satellites? How are these measurements taken and what has been learned since the first measurements in the 1970s? What data are currently available and what data are expected in the future? The second volume of this encyclopedic book presents each field of application – meteorology, atmospheric composition and climate – with its main aims as well as the specific areas which can be addressed through the use of satellite remote sensing.

This book presents the satellite products used for operational purposes as well as those that allow for the advancement of scientific knowledge. The instruments that are at their origin are described, as well as the processing, delivery times and the knowledge they provide. This book is completed by a glossary and appendices with a list of supporting instruments already in use.


Part 1. Meteorology.
Introduction to Part 1, Hervé Roquet.
1. Operational Sounding of Thermodynamic Variables in the Atmosphere, Hervé Roquet.
2. Wind Observations, Régis Borde and Jean Pailleux.
3. Surface Variables, Jean-François Mahfouf.
4. The Assimilation of Satellite Data in Numerical Weather Prediction Systems, Bill Bell, Jean-Noël Thépaut, and John Eyre.
5. Nowcasting, Thibaut Montmerle.
6. Observation and Monitoring of Tropical Cyclones from Space, Frank Roux.

Part 2. Atmospheric Composition.
Introduction to Part 2. Air Composition and the Contribution from Satellite Observations, Thierry Phulpin and Claude Camy-Peyret.
7. Reactive Tropospheric Chemistry, Sarah Safieddine and Camille Viatte.
8. Major Pollutants: Ozone and Fine Particulate Matter, Juan Cuesta and Gaëlle Dufour.
9. Desert Dust, Juan Cuesta.
10. Species Emitted by Fires, Camille Viatte and Pasquale Sellitto.
11. Stratospheric Chemistry, Claude Camy-Peyret and Sarah Safieddine.

Part 3. Atmosphere and climate
Introduction to Part 3 Atmosphere and Climate and the Contribution of Space, Paul Poli.
12. Climate Monitoring, Paul Poli and Jörg Schulz.
13. Anthropogenic Greenhouse Gases: CO2 and CH4, Cyril Crevoisier.
14. Clouds and Water Vapor, Hélène Brogniez, Laurence Picon and Dominique Bouniol.
15. Precipitation, Vincenzo Levizzani and Christopher Kidd.

About the authors/editors

Thierry Phulpin is a senior expert in space missions for atmospheric sciences. He has been a researcher at Météo-France, Lannion, then program scientist on missions for meteorology (IASI, IASI-NG) and air quality (TRAQ, 3MI) at the CNES, Toulouse.

Didier Renaut is a meteorological engineer, now retired. He made his career at Météo-France, Paris, then at the CNES, Paris, where he was in charge of meteorological and climate programs. He has also worked in the field of scientific publishing.

Hervé Roquet is a meteorological engineer at Météo-France. After several years at the Space Meteorology Center of Météo-France in Lannion, he joined the Higher Education and Research Department of Météo-France in Saint-Mandé in 2017, where he is the deputy director.

Claude Camy-Peyret is currently emeritus scientist at Institut Pierre Simon Laplace, Paris. He is also a retired research director at the CNRS, Paris. From 1996 to 2008 he was the head of LPMAA at Sorbonne Université, Paris.